In my above birthplan I said I did not want medical students attending my csection. When I arrived at the hospital and talked to anest. that was doing it, he asked if two students could watch while he inserted the epidural. I agreed. During this time we talked about drug options, as I did not want mind altering drugs or sedatives, this included phenegran. The students were surprised by this and asked him several questions about my refusal since it is standard. (I think they were more surprised I knew the protocol) Anyway, I agreed to have them attend my csection. My thought was this, they were going to be out of the way and two, I wanted them to see that patients can make choices about their care and it not be a disaster. That you don't have to drug us into oblivion.
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3/4/05 at 4:42pm